Monthly archive

September, 2014

  •   To the editor,   In his recent letter to the editor, Dr. O. Alan Weltzien stated that Montana legislators were attempting to pass or study legislation “demanding” Congress “transfer” title to National Forests and public lands to states for use and disposal as legislators see fit.  Then he cited legislation...
  •   To the editor,   During my career I worked for three federal agencies, two counties(essentially branches of the state government) and several private businesses including farms and ranches. Mostly I worked on land management problems. These  related to either producing some commodity such as timber, ore, gravel, grass, hogs, eggs...
  •   To the editor,   A kind thank you to Judy for giving us the opportunity to comment on the relationship between religion and the Beaverhead County non-discrimination ordinance. As each of us focuses on trying to understand God and make Him the center of our lives, we can easily forget that laws in America don’t represent any one...
  •   To the editor,   The words gays and lesbians, strikes at the heart of many homophobes. Medieval superstition is dying fast but not fast enough.  Relatively few societies historically have placed a complete ban on all types of homosexual activities.  Many tribal communities have special spiritual positions for homosexuals, as...
  •   To the Editor,   My wife and I moved to Dillon in 1970, and spent our first 14 years on Thomsen Ave. The numbers of stray and unwanted dogs and cats bordered on ridiculous. Far too many pet owners thought it unnecessary to fence or neuter their dogs and cats. When litters were born (especially kittens), it was easy to just drive a...
  •   To the editor,                  I would like to comment on the opposing points of view concerning the prospect of having federal lands transferred to the State of Montana. Both Mr. Taber and Dr. Weltzien stated correctly that there is a movement to return federal lands to the State. The members...
  •   Florence “Flossie” Anderson, 92, of Dillon, passed away Sept. 17. Flossie was born May 14, 1922, in San Ardo, CA. She was the ninth of 12 children, so she learned to become very self-sufficient. Flossie married Grant Anderson on Aug. 15, 1946. Flossie embraced being the wife of a rancher and worked alongside her husband for many...
  •   Robert I. “Bob” McNeill was born May 25, 1930, in Pueblo, CO, and died on Sept. 21, at Barrett Hospital in Dillon. Bob was raised in Pueblo, CO, and completed HS at Centennial Class of 1948. He completed one year of college in Pueblo in forestry. Bob grew up hunting and fishing with his dad. Bob’s early accomplishments...
  •   Ira L. (Ike) Walker, 90, died peacefully at his home in Casper, WY, after an extended illness, on Sept. 15, 2014. Ike was born Nov. 25, 1923, in the family home near Parma, ID. When he was about 10 years old, they moved to Brownlee, ID, where he finished grade school. He graduated high school in Montour, ID. Ike was drafted into the Army in...